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or can·i·kin

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  1. a small can or drinking cup.
  2. a small wooden bucket.
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Origin of cannikin

1560–70; < Middle Dutch cannekijn little can, equivalent to canne can2 + -kijn -kin
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  • He did not cease smoking for a moment, unless it was to drink from a cannikin of brandy placed before him.

    The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6

    Eugne Sue

British Dictionary definitions for cannikin


canakin or canikin

  1. a small can, esp one used as a drinking vessel
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Word Origin

C16: from Middle Dutch kanneken; see can ², -kin
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